26 thoughts on “Scrapbook Six…

  1. I love this shot of Forrest. it’s pretty evident that he’s darn fit. Don’t know too many folks his age who can sit like that on the hard ground and look comfortable doing it 😉

  2. More guys should wear cowboy hats…..

    Do we think he just got off one of those horses after checking on the treasure? Or, was he on the ATV that’s out of the camera’s view?

    • HA! We’ll never know for sure, but Im betting that Forrest is vastly more able than some give him credit for. Tall as an oak. Strong as a bull. Equally determined.

  3. you arent kidding..Fenn is a beast at his age.. reminds me of my grandpa… cutting down trees at 93.. on his knees..with a hand saw…gotta love a strong ol’timer.

    • Interesting Mark? Also, I would imagine being up that high would lend itself to very impressive views… Perhaps enough to make it a very “special spot” hmmmm… Is this up in the mountains North of Sante Fe?

  4. I’m a newbie. Love reading everyone’s ideas and seeing how their mind works. Love hiking out in the wilderness and going on new adventures. Doubt I would ever go looking for the treasure but if I did it would be for the thrill of it. Don’t think I’m nearly as clever as Forrest or any of his loyal followers. Loved horses since I was a little girl and i just love this photo. ❤ Did you know that a “blaze” on a horse’s face is a white stripe down the middle of its face? Looks like Buttercup has a blaze. Perhaps the treasure is at 9,500 feet? Every time I read the poem, I think of horses. Best of luck to all searching and enjoy your adventure! And thank you, Dal for this fascinating site!

    • Horses – I have great respect. I met a horse in the morning of the day I found “my blaze”. Recently I met a black horse that wanted to ride and signaled to me. That happened to be the day I was rewriting some of my solve. Then, I walked to see another road and was startled by a horse behind me – he was white completely white and drastically different from the back totally black one the day before. The next morning I wrote the end of my solve. Horses – they are special.

    • Zap

      You may not have read my question in regards to the horse names:

      Zap –

      Where is your interest?
      The double letters?
      The mysterious Y?


    • Lug, you made a comment about Spices from EC Waters
      I read the posts you put on the blog, thanks but didn’t see anything about spices. Also what has been said about the mysterious “Y”? Can you catch me up again?

      • I wouldn’t worry about “spices” from EC as much as I would about “Spices” in the new OUAW. Cloves are circled and comments about why Peggy would have three jars of cloves are underlined. Seems like Forrest is trying to draw our attention to cloves – and their smell. He also circled the mark on the table that was caused by a nail or something sharp on the bottom of the box that the spices were kept in . The picture also includes cloves in a PIC of the table, along with cloves outside the PIC. Too many things for me to ignore. Wonder what it is about cloves and their smell or odor that Forrest wants us to investigate? Just wonderin’ – JDA

        • P.S. I think I know – but just brought it up for input from others. What do you think the connection is” or is there one? – JDA

          • Many hints in spices,
            1) nutmeg , cloves both are evergreens,
            2) turmeric a big clue as well
            3) notice those three herbs or spices, all have comments within the lined box
            The table holds the biggest clue of them all
            So there you go

            That’s why I asked
            For inquiry minds…….
            But thanks anyway

  5. The names of the horses contain hints.

    It’s very useful to know a bunch of songs that FF would also know, even
    if he’s about 20 years older than the searcher who knows the relevant
    songs. I appreciate FF’s apparent taste in music.

    • Hello tigherfocus. If I recall correctly (been nearly three years), I spoke with a searcher about the names, and he believes it was Mr. Fenn’s daughter who liked the names and named the horses such. As for the songs, I remember growing up hearing them on the radio.

      • I had questioned a searcher about the names, and he said he believes Mr. Fenn’s daughter named them because they liked the names. As for the songs, I recall listening to them when I was young.

    • I think the name of the dog is important as well.

      *Blex commences listening to the complete works of Bruce Springsteen, notebook and decoder ring close at hand.*

      • Hello Blex. I hadn’t thought of that. The horses’ names caught my attention because their names are in mentioned in one of the stories.

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